Most people would answer those questions with a resounding “No!” And yet so many people live a life that is exactly that: average. Ordinary.
John Maxwell, author and noted leadership authority, says that the difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is that one little word: extra. Extra is something more than average, something beyond ordinary. Extra looks at each day and asks, “How can I transform today in order to transform myself?”
This learning path is about transforming yourself by focusing on personal growth. By following the proven principles of John Maxwell, you can not only develop the habit of growth, you can become intentional about how you grow, and be prepared to make the shifts you need to make in order to sustain your growth.
The only guarantee that your tomorrow will be better than today is if you get better today! This path will help you do exactly that.
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Foundation, he has trained more than 5 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders.
Change is inevitable, but growth is optional. You won’t grow as a person if you don’t make it a priority in your life. Committing time and focus to daily growth is essential for personal transformation.
Once you’ve established the habit of personal growth, you need to get intentional about where you grow. John Maxwell teaches that people should grow in their areas of strength, in alignment with their purpose, all for the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
We live in a world that moves faster and makes leaps quicker. If you want to stay on the leading edge in an ever-changing world, you need to be nimble and adaptable. You need to practice what John calls, the “leadershift.”
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